Through a recent trade, I've now got a Surefire 6P inbound and intend to add that to my daily carry routine. I've been doing a little research the last few days, both here and on Surefire's website, so of course now I'm confused. I'd like to get some opinions on a few things from those of you with more "light carry" experience:
1). I see that Surefire brand batteries are selling for $15 per dozen. Are they any good or should I stick with Duracell? I just paid $10 for 2 so they're steep but if they're worth it I'll stick with them. I just read Betty's thread on exploding batteries. No offense Betty, but if I see you downtown I'm hiding my toys!
2). Would I gain anything substantial if I decided to buy an E2e and carry that instead of the 6P? By substantial I guess I mean: Durability, usefulness in defensive situations, that sort of thing. What ARE the advantages BTW?
3). How does the LED upgrade (25 lumens I think) compare to the light output of a std. mini-Maglight? I like the idea of the extended battery life but don't want to drop all the way back to mini-mag output levels.
Thanks for any advice you can offer,